Padres' Infield prospect had a grand slam against Hector Noesi in the first game of the Cactus League (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Friars’ Gyorko Humbles Noesi With Slam

Second base prospect Jedd Gyorko hit a grand slam off Hector Noesi in a six-run first inning, and the San Diego Padres rolled to a 9-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday in the spring training opener for both teams.

1090 The Fan–02/22/2013

Hector Noesi (Getty Images)

Complex Buds Kick Off Spring Training

Your Seattle Mariners kick off the 2013 Spring Training season with a charity game Friday against the San Diego Padres — the team’s complex-mate in Peoria Arizona. Both teams go at it again on Saturday and Sunday.

1090 The Fan–02/22/2013

Michael Morse pictured in 2005 (Getty Images)

More Than Just A Name Change For Morse In Second Seattle Stint

Aside from now going by “Michael,” Mike Morse’s annual income went from the $407,000 he was making when he was traded from the Mariners to the Washington Nationals in June 2009 to the $6.75 million in base salary he’ll make in 2013.

1090 The Fan–02/19/2013

Dustin Ackley (Getty Images)

Ackley: Left Ankle No Excuse For ’12 Woes At The Plate

Mariners’ infielder Dustin Ackley believes a few things could have contributed to his struggles at the plate in 2012, which led to a .226 batting average. He won’t, however, blame the bone spurs in his left ankle that nagged him throughout the season.

1090 The Fan–02/19/2013

Jon Garland (Getty Images)

M’s Give Veteran RHP Garland A Shot On Minor League Deal

The Mariners made a low-risk move Tuesday by signing veteran right-handed pitcher Jon Garland to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

1090 The Fan–02/12/2013

Jesus Montero  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Montero On Anti-Aging Clinic: I Don’t Have Anything To Do With Those People

Mariners catcher Jesus Montero on Tuesday again denied any involvement with a Florida-based anti-aging clinic under investigation by Major League Baseball.

1090 The Fan–02/12/2013

Mike Zunino (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Zunino, Walker Among 18 New Spring Training Invitees

The Mariners’ 2012 first round draft pick catcher Mike Zunino leads a list of 18 new players invited to Peoria, Arizona this spring for the team’s 2013 Cactus League season.

1090 The Fan–01/11/2013


Longtime Mariners Scout Frank Mattox Dies

Pro scout and one-time Seattle Mariners director of player development Frank Mattox has died at age 49.


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Visiting the Mariners at Spring Training in AZ

If you’re planning to make the trip to Arizona for some sunshine and Mariners Spring Training baseball, here are some things to do and places to go around the Peoria Sports Complex outside of Phoenix.




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